This from the Daily Telegraph... Israeli forces say goodbye to the Uzi By Toby Harnden in Jerusalem (Filed: 27/12/2003) The Uzi sub-machinegun, a symbol of Israeli national identity, has been withdrawn from service by the defence forces after half a century. Compact, simple and resistant to dust and sand, the 9mm Uzi in its machine-pistol form, was designed by a former resistance fighter, Uzi Gal. "It was a great moment for Israel," Lt Col Gal, who died in 2002 aged 79, once said, ". . . a weapon that the Jewish people had made for themselves, and I designed it from the ground up." Still used by the US Secret Service it was once the most widely distributed sub-machinegun in the West. It was withdrawn from front-line service by the Israelis some 20 years ago but continued to be used in training. It will still be exported. How long do we have to wait before we see the headline "British forces say goodbye to the SA80"?